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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mensans Want to be Millionaires this Sunday!

This Sunday, August 2, 2015, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the internationally acclaimed trivia game show, will begin airing its special Genius episodes -- featuring members from Mensa Philippines!

Sixteen Mensa members auditioned last May at the TV5 studios for a chance to become participants. They went through tests and interviews and, in the end, five members were eventually chosen to get a chance to play on the hot seat:

 from left to right
  • Zuriel Bernardino is a pastor and church planter. He also serves as the Membership Director for Mensa.
  • Chris Tan is a businessman and former Mensa president. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Mensa Philippines.
  • Jude Galford is a corporate communications officer, business person, and a father to two boys.
  • Fred Hawson is a medical doctor, avid film and theater buff, and father to three kids.
  • Zoe Arugay is a medical doctor and Mensa's Director for Public Relations.
The special Genius Edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire airs at 8:00pm at TV5 this Sunday, August 2! Watch it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Calling for Submissions from The Philippines: Mensa Singapore Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2015

Continuing with the success of last year's inaugural Flash Fiction Writing Competition, Mensa Singapore is organizing a second Flash Fiction Writing competition for members from Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. This competition similarly aspires to encourage members to explore their creativity and share their ideas with other m

This competition is divided into three categories – "Traditional" "Fantasy" and "Modern" and you can submit as many entries as you like to any or all of categories.

Full details on this competition can be found at the Mensa Singapore website.


---- Prizes ----
There are two prizes in each of the three categories:
* Best Entry:  S$150 + 1 year's free membership in Mensa
* Honourable Mention:  S$50 + 1 year's free membership in Mensa

In addition, all winners will receive:
* A winner’s medal
* An opportunity to intern as a writer at AsiaLawNetwork.com, Asia's premier professional services market place

Selected entries will also be published in Mensa's various online channels and publications!
embers through creative writing. Entries will be judged on their creativity, originality, flow and use of appropriate voice and tone, as well as awareness of, and impact on audience.